Pellissippi State Announcements: Caroline Covington will headline art exhibit

 

This piece, titled "Skateboard," is part of Caroline Covington's upcoming "Vincible" exhibit.
This piece, titled “Skateboard,” is part of Caroline Covington’s upcoming “Vincible” exhibit.

Pellissippi State Community College will feature the sculpture of new faculty member Caroline Covington during the “Vincible: Knoxville’s Collection” exhibit that runs Sept. 12-30. “Vincible” examines the moments when we discover that our bodies are no longer invincible. The exhibit, part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, is free and open to the public in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. A reception to meet the artist will be held from 3-5 p.m., Sept. 12. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts.

 

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Pellissippi State Announcements: ‘Vacuum Shop’ exhibit runs through Sept. 9

"Eight Artists of the Vacuum Shop Studios" features the work of local artists, like this piece from Chelsie Nunn.
“Eight Artists from the Vacuum Shop Studios” features the work of local artists, like this piece from Chelsie Nunn.

 

Now through Sept. 9, Pellissippi State Community College will host the “Eight Artists of the Vacuum Shop Studios” exhibit in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The exhibit features artists from Knoxville’s collaboratively-run Vacuum Shop Studios: Eleanor Aldrich, Heather Hartman, Kelly Hider, Ashton Ludden, Erin Mullenex, Chelsie Nunn, Deb Rule and Jessie Van der Laan. A reception to meet the artists will be held from 4-7 p.m., Sept. 9. The exhibit is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, an annual series that includes music and theatre performances, international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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Pellissippi State opens auditions for ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’

Auditions are open for Pellissippi State Community College’s upcoming production of “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”

Auditions will be held from 6:30-10 p.m., Aug. 29 and 30, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Auditions are open to the community and will be held for 13 roles, all within the 20- to 30-year-old age range, all ethnicities and including a mix of male and female roles.

“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” is a satirical emo rock musical and dramatized retelling of the controversial presidency of Andrew Jackson. The play, by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, discusses the role of populism in the actions of America’s seventh president and draws parallels to today’s political climate.

The play’s performance dates are Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 4-6. Rehearsals will be held in the evenings and on weekends. More information about auditions and rehearsals is available at www.facebook.com/pstcctheatre.

“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” is one of the events that make up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations and the fine arts. For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc/edu/arts or call 865-694-6400.

 

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Pellissippi State wins national Paragon Award

SheKillsMonstersPellissippi State Community College’s Marketing and Communications Office recently earned national recognition for poster design in the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Paragon Awards.

Pellissippi State earned a Silver Award for the design of a poster for “She Kills Monsters,” a play by Qui Nguyen that premiered last fall at the college. The poster depicted the dragon Tiamat, a classic villain in the roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons, which was a central tenet of the play.

Pellissippi State was the only college in Tennessee to earn a Paragon Award from NCMPR this year. NCMPR presented gold, silver and bronze awards in 53 categories at the Paragon Awards dinner and ceremony in March. Some 236 colleges submitted a total of 1,773 entries to the contest.

“I’ve been playing Dungeons & Dragons since I was a kid, so when this project came my way I couldn’t wait to get started,” said designer Mark Friebus, creative project coordinator at Pellissippi State. “I initially wanted to mimic the iconic art from the game, but ultimately was inspired to make something completely original that could stand on its own as art.”

Friebus drew all of the poster elements by hand, including the female figure, the dragon, the clouds and the flames.

The poster’s fantastical quality is continued through the use of bizarre colors in the purple clouds and orange ground, pulling the viewer into a strange and colorful fantasy land. Extending the female figure’s shadows — as well as the shadows of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons dice — not only creates depth within the poster, but reinforces the sense of struggle between the female figure and the dragon.

NCMPR annually presents Paragon Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in communication at community and technical colleges. It’s the only national competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year community and technical colleges.

For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/mc or call 865-694-6400.

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